iPod Video 5.5 Restoration project

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Old geek 959, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Old geek 959 macrumors member

    Old geek 959

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    #1
    Hello
    I have a nice 80G model of the iPod Video 5.5 (late 2006) which suffers from a bad HDD and scratched face and rear plates and almost dead battery. am planning for a complete restoration for the device. Since I really miss using it and listening to that glorious Wolfson DAC. its impossible for me to through it away and buy another one because I owned it for almost 9 years now and there is tons of memories with it.
    iPod status:
    HDD: Broken
    Screen: Good
    Audio jacks and ribbons: Good
    F/R plates: Scratches (Heavy)
    30 pin connector: medium but works
    Logic board: works
    ........
    Any suggestions guys? and how much this will cost me.
    Appreciate your replies.
     
  2. gooser macrumors 6502a

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  3. sarge macrumors 6502a

    sarge

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    Brooklyn
    #3
    You can buy a CF card adapter and scrap the HDD (and replace the battery while you're at it) on ebay and refurb it yourself. If I can find a link to the ones I bought I'll post a link. Updated two old iPods and they work great.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    #4
    The nice thing about these iPods Video and Classic is that Chinese sellers on eBay have plenty of new parts.
     

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